Dosick, Rabbi Wayne Living Judaism

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Living Judaism

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9780060621193: Living Judaism

Comprehensive, authoritative, and wonderfully engaging, this peerless guide to Jewish faith and practice belongs on the bookshelf of every Jewish family – and anyone interested in Jewish culture.

Why is the Torah central to the Jewish faith? How did the Talmud originate? What do Jewish holidays celebrate? What goes on a synagogue worship service? How to kosher dietary laws work? Why is the land of Israel so important for Jews?

These are just a few of the questions Rabbi Wayne Dosick answers in this masterly overview of Jewish faith and tradition, now available in a handsome paperback edition. Writing in short, accessible chapers that cover Jewish beliefs, people, literature, holidays, worship, and living, he captures the essence of Judaism, honoring and explicating the diversity of Jewish thought and observance, from Reform and Conservation to Orthodox.

With a timeline of Jewish history and thought-provoking essys on the Jewish idea of God, good and evil, the messiah, believing in the Bible, prayer, right and wrong, the Holocaust, and Israel, Living Judaism is the definitive introduction to one of the world’s great religions.

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In 'Living Judaisim', Rabbi Wayne Dosick offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy and theology, rituals and customs. Combining quality scholorship and sacred spiritual instruction, 'Living Judaism' is thought-provoking reference and guide for those already steeped in jewish life, and a comprehensive introduction for those exploring the richness and grandeur of Judaism. Celebrating the pluralism of the contemporary Jewish community, 'Living Judaism' acknowledges and honours the broad spectrum of Jewish thought and the wide variety of Jewish observance.

RABBI WAYNE DOSICK, PH. D., is the spiritual guide of The Elijah Minyan and adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at the University of San Diego. He is the author of the acclaimed 'Golden Rules, Dancing with God,' and 'When Life Hurts'.

“'Living Judaism' is the definitive volume, the all-encompassing text for the instruction of our people, as well as those who choose to join our faith community. It is the most informative and useful text currently available.”
RABBI DAVID M. POSNER, 'Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York'.

“Rabbi Dosick has written a book that speaks to the totality of the Jewish experience.”
DR. ALFRED GOTTSCHALK, 'chancellor, Hebrew Union College'.

“Dosick’s passionate yet clear thinking will open our religious traditions to those seeking ways into their Judaism.”
DR. DAVID A. TEUTSCH, 'president, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College'

“Comprehensive, lucid, and incisive.”
RABBI JACK SHECHTER, PH.D., dean of education, 'University of Judaism, Los Angeles'.

“'Living Judaism' should be read by every Jew, Christian, and Muslim who wants to understand Judaism and celebrate faith.”
THE REVEREND DR. THEODORE M. HESBURGH, C.S.C., president emeritus, 'University of Notre Dame'

About the Author:

Rabbi Wayne Dosick heads the Elijah Minyan of Greater San Diego and is adjunct professor of Jewish studies at the University of San Diego. He is the author of The Business Bible, Golden Rules, Dancing with God and most recently, When Life Hurts.

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